On Burning Ground : A Son's Memoir
St Martins Press, 1999. First edition, first printing. A fine, unmarked copy in a fine, unclipped d/w, This copy presents as brand new.
On Burning Groundis the tale of one desperate and brilliant man's ultimate choice: at the eve of the Nazi purging of Poland, to disguise his Jewish origin and pose first as a Christian, then to join the Nazi SS. Living in constant fear, Michael Skakun's father, Joseph, not only assumed a dangerous array of identities in order to survive, but subsequently compromised his very spirit.On Burning Groundis a brave and revelatory tale of a son's father who risked it all, and through his amazing odyssey, was keenly aware of the price of such deceits.